fighting spam and scams on the Internet
Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.
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Fraud email example:
From: "H.B" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 10:07:41 -0400
Subject: RE:YOUR MESSAGE 5
I Am Mr Howard.c.Bowman,A UK Resident And I Work With Intel Oil
I Have A Deal That Will Fetch Us SOME Money Only If You Can Be
Trustworthy And You Promise To Keep My Share Intact.
It Is Just That I Usually Oversee The Purchase Of Our Drilling Valve
Cork,Model 10A,WHW Model.It Cost $1,200 Per Pack From The Company I Buy
In YOUR Country While INTEL Services Pays $2000 Per Pack.
Now I Have Been Removed From This department To A New Office And My
Head Of Operations Wants To Purchase 1,000[ONE THOUSAND PACKS] Of This
Drilling Valve Cork Model.Now They Are Asking For The Supplier's
Information As To Effect The Purchase Of 1,000 Pieces.
If I Give Them The Direct Contact,They Will Now Find Out That I Have
been Making $800 Profit Out Of each Pack,So I Want To Laiase With You
as The Contractor And If They Make The Purchase Through You,We Will
Make A Profit Of $800,000[eight Hundred Thousand Dollars] And Share It
Kindly reply This Mail via This Address
email@example.com,It Is For My Confidential Transactions.
NOTE THAT INTEL SERVICES WILL PAY YOU 70% UPFRONT To Enable You supply
These 1000 Packs And with This 70% ,You will Take Care Of The whole Lot.